30 Omakase Restaurants In Singapore For Special Occasions, Including Those By Michelin-Starred Chefs | Eatbook.sg
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30 Omakase Restaurants In Singapore For Special Occasions, Including Those By Michelin-Starred Chefs

19th August 2022

Omakase restaurants in Singapore

Omakase, synonymous with fancy Japanese fare, actually really means: I leave it up to you. The “you” here refers to the chef, who would present a series of dishes centred around the season’s best produce. Fancy it may be, it doesn’t always mean that you have to spend a bomb and then some—with that, here’s a list of omakase restaurants in Singapore for all budgets, with prices from less than $50 a person!

Budget (<$50)

1. Hana Japanese Restaurant

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Hana Japanese Restaurant in Forum The Shopping Mall is perhaps most well-known for their ingenious flying noodle dish, but they’ve also actually got really great and cheap omakase sets. There are three, priced at $38++, $58++, and $88++.

Whichever set you choose, it’s 15 courses right off the bat: they’re differentiated by the dishes that you’re served. For example, you can expect Chilled Japanese Somen, Grilled Hokkaido Scallop with Mentaiko, and Pan-Fried Asari Butter with Garlic in the cheapest set, versus Chilled Truffle Somen, Grilled 1/2 Boston Lobster with Mentaiko, and Minced Otoro Sushi with Uni on the other end of the scale.

Address: 583 Orchard Road, #01-17, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 9pm
Tel: 6737 5525
Hana Japanese Restaurant is not a halal-certified restaurant

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2. Sushi Murasaki

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You wouldn’t think that you’d be able to find cheap omakase in town, but Sushi Murasaki in Millenia Walk proves that assumption wrong. Come at lunch to enjoy their toned-down sushi omakase with the Fuji set ($48++), which includes 10 pieces of nigiri sushi. Then there’s Nodake ($78++), which switches out two pieces of sushi for sashimi instead.

If you’re still up for it, go ahead and supplement your lunch with their Premium Wagyu Don ($92++), where truffle soya sauce-drizzled rice is topped with Wagyu, foie gras, ikura, shaved truffle, and onsen egg. Alternatively, get a half-portion with Mini Premium Wagyu Don ($46++)—this is also included in the Kumo ($189++) set.

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-07, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039569
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Sushi Murasaki is not a halal-certified eatery

Affordable (< $100)

3. Kaunta Singapore

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If you’ve been to The Sushi Bar, you’ll be happy to know that they’re the same team behind casual Jap omakase restaurant Kaunta Singapore. The 20-seater eatery has omakase menus starting from $80++—Aoi, which comes complete with Toro Temaki and aged sashimi. Then it goes up to $100++, the Kashiwa set, where you’ll get an uni chirashi bowl, and the Tsubaki ($128++), which features an Uni Toro Temaki. Dinner omakase starts from $195++.

Address: 11 Kee Seng Street, #01-12, Onze@Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 089218
Opening hours: Mon 5:45pm to 10pm, Tue-Sat 11:45am to 3pm, 5:45pm to 10pm
Tel: 8788 3535
Kaunta Singapore is not a halal-certified restaurant

4. Amazing Hokkaido

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Last year, we covered the 20-item, $69++ omakase set at Amazing Hokkaido. You might also know of the restaurant for their Signature Dish! Bursting Salmon Roe Rice Bowl ($39++), which you can order a la carte, or be served as part of their $100++ set. Besides this, there are also $75++ and $85++ sets: all of them come with free-flow drinks and an Amazing Hokkaido Individual Hotpot, where you can choose one of four soup bases.

Whichever set you order, you can rest assured that it includes fresh sashimi, various yakitori skewers, Chicken Zangi, and more, prepared with ingredients freshly flown in from Hokkaido.

Address: 30 Robertson Quay, #01-06, Riverside View, Singapore 238251
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6235 0212
Amazing Hokkaido is not a halal-certified restaurant

5. Ishinomaki Grill & Sake

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Nestled in the basement of Palais Rennaissance is Ishinomaki Grill & Sake, a lesser-known spot that’s got omakase menus from $68++ at lunch. The Rogama comes with your choice of seafood or beef: choose from Hokkaido scallops, wild-caught ocean prawns, or Black Angus ribeye.

There’s also a Wagyu Sukiyaki Course and Wagyu Nanbuzara Course, both of which are still sub-$100 at $88++. The latter features sliced Wagyu served with an Iwate charcoal hotplate, and white rice or Mushroom Brown Rice.

Address: 390 Orchard Road, #B1-02/02A/03, Palais Rennaissance, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6737 1065
Ishinomaki Grill & Sake is not a halal-certified restaurant

6. Miraku

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A lunch omakase at Miraku sets you back $88++, while dinner costs $188++—not too crazy, considering they’re located in the CBD. The midday meal gets you a seasonal chawanmushi and appetiser, nine nigiri sushi, a Wagyu uni rice roll, and mini maze don. Add-ons include Wagyu Sukiyaki with Onsen Egg ($25++) and Mini Uni Ikura Bowl ($38++).

Come after work and your repast features additional Usuzukiri, AKA Miraku’s special thin-sliced sashimi. You’d also be served Hokkaido Wagyu sukiyaki or cooked fish, and an uni ikura bowl.

Address: 3 Pickering Street, #01-31, Nankin Row, China Square Central, Singapore 048660
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6904 9783
Miraku is not a halal-certified restaurant

7. GOHO Kaiseki & Bar


The guys behind RAPPU and Mezcla are back with a mod-Jap concept: GOHO Kaiseki & Bar, which celebrates traditional kaiseki cuisine, with a contemporary twist. The dishes highlight five Japanese cooking techniques: cutting, simmering, grilling, steaming, and deep-frying, so you can expect dishes executed with all these methods.

Prices here start from $98++ for the Sakura menu, climbing to the Sumire ($138++) and Ume ($188++). The Miso Butter Engawa, available on all three menus, is an excellent course that you should look forward to. If you’re after their signature Mr GOHO, you’ll have to go for the high-rolling Ume set. This dish stars uni, Wagyu, toro, ikura, kani, and caviar in a large-bowled glass, sprayed with gold dust and served with bonito smoke.

Address: 53A Duxton Road, Entrance via RAPPU, Singapore 089517
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 6pm to 12am, Sat 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 12am, Sun 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9170 2557
GOHO Kaiseki & Bar is not a halal-certified restaurant

8. Unkai Sushi

unkai sushi - smoked toro

Ex-Hide Yamamoto chef Eugene Lam is the man behind Unkai Sushi, which is fully booked for months ahead. Here, his goal is to make omakase affordable, and his $88++ menu does just that. He seasons his rice with one of two kinds of vinegar: white and red, which he then matches to the fish that goes with it.

On the $188++ menu, you can expect his signature sushi: a 20-day aged and smoked otoro, alongside five kinds of sashimi and 11 sushi.

Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-10, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 9634 8508
Unkai Sushi is not a halal-certified eatery

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9. Mitsu Sushi Bar

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Over at Mitsu Sushi Bar, in the bustling Duxton enclave, omakase sets start at $68++ for lunch. The Hamazake has five pieces of sashimi and eight sushi; moving up, there’s Shiokaze ($98++), with an added cooked dish, Uzushio ($148++), and Kuroshio ($188++)—this is left entirely to the chef’s discretion.

Dinner prices start from $118++, with the most expensive omakase set at $298++. Their seafood is shipped a whopping five times weekly from Kyushu and Hokkaido.

Address: 21 Duxton Road, Singapore 089487
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6221 0888
Mitsu Sushi Bar is not a halal-certified restaurant

10. Cho Omakase

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Cho Omakase is yet another CBD gem, with lunch omakase priced at $78++ and $108++. Both comprise the same menu of two appetisers, assorted sashimi, a pair of mains, a rice dish, soup, and dessert.

Their dinner omakase is reasonably priced too. At $128++, $168++, and $238++, it’s no wonder Cho Omakase is popular with the office crowd in the area. The cuisine here is said to be slightly modern, with touches of European culinary styles and techniques.

Address: 63 Chulia Street, #01-03, Payswiff Private Limited, along Phillip Street, Singapore 049514
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm 
Tel: 6223 1276
Cho Omakase is not a halal-certified restaurant

11. Jun Omakase

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Located in Raffles Place is Jun Omakase, where their value-for-money lunch omakase sets you back just $68++. This seven-course set gets you two each of starters and mains, as well as assorted sashimi, sushi, and dessert. Even if you can only make it to dinner, their entry-level experience, Natsu, is priced at $98++. Then there’s Ume ($138++) and Jun ($188++).

Look out for their pidan tofu, AKA century egg tofu—it’s meant to be quite the treat.

Address: 3 Church Street, #01-01, Samsung Hub, Singapore 049483
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6224 0311
Jun Omakase is not a halal-certified restaurant

12. Tajimaya Yakiniku

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Head to Tajimaya Yakiniku at Great World for their exclusive omakase experience, priced at $88++ at lunch, and $128++ come dinnertime. The menu is subject to the chef’s discretion, but they’ve previously had Wagyu omakase menus or featured Wagyu sushi too—they’re known for stocking the premium beef after all.

Do note that you’ll have to make a reservation at least four days ahead of your intended meal. If you’re going for the omakase set, you’ll get to sit away from the main dining area, in one of two private dining rooms! You can even top up $24++ for three glasses of sake to pair with your meal.

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, B1-115, Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 4pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6970 5976
Tajimaya Yakiniku is not a halal-certified restaurant

13. G Izakaya

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Another affordable omakase spot is G Izakaya in Golden Mile Tower. This new Jap diner only started operations this year, so they’re still quite under the radar.

Kickstarting their omakase sets is a $68++ meal, which comes with six courses. The eight-course set is priced at $108++, and stars a Mozuku Tomato Ume Jelly that’s made fresh to order. Both of these sets are only available at limited time slots: 12pm, 6pm, and 8:30pm on Mondays to Fridays, and 6pm and 8pm on weekends. The nine-course Premium Omakase ($158++) is available at any time.

Address: 6001 Beach Road, #01-52A/B, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9183 5393
G Izakaya is not a halal-certified restaurant

14. Shinji by Kaneseka

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You wouldn’t expect a Michelin-starred sushiya to have menus under $100, but Shinji by Kaneseka does. Of course, you can’t expect to be served the same items as on the most expensive, $450++ dinner menu, which goes by the name Omakase Shin. But for $75++, you can chow down on nine pieces of nigiri and maki sushi on the Hana menu. With the Tsuki ($125++) menu, there are 12 pieces, and 15 on Yuki ($180++).

If you’re looking for the whole shebang of sashimi, cooked dishes and the like, Yume ($250++) is the highest-priced lunch set.

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Shinji by Kaneseka is not a halal-certified restaurant

15. Sushi Seizan

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Edomaezushi, or Edomae sushi, typically refers to sushi with fish that’s undergone some sort of cooking or curing—this has its roots in 19th-century Tokyo when refrigeration didn’t exist. At Sushi Seizan, this is the style of sushi they serve, prepared by a chef who’s been in the line for more than 20 years. What’s more, they’re named after two Michelin-starred Seizan in Tokyo, who oversees the menu here.

With that, the Sushi Lunch Course ($68++) would be a great introduction to Edomaezushi. Otherwise, the Mini Omakase ($88++) comes with a wider spread of dishes, with options for top-ups. A must-have is the Uni Soup Shabu Shabu (+$18++), which you can have with Wagyu or tuna. If you’re up for a treat, get the Uni 3 kinds Tasting ($45++), or just go for one ($19++). 

Address: 470 North Bridge Road, #03-19, Bugis Cube, Singapore 188735
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 2:45pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 9737 1334
Sushi Seizan is not a halal-certified restaurant

16. Ryo Sushi

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Ryo Sushi is a familiar name in the local Japanese omakase scene, famous for their nett pricing and affordable sets—their omakase sets used to start from as low as $18 for 10 courses! The cosy space doesn’t seat many, so it gets hard to secure a reservation here.

These days, there are two omakase menus to choose from: they’re both 18 courses, but one is priced at  $98, and the Sea Urchin Menu at $128. The latter menu includes delectable uni sushi amongst the 12 pieces you get. Look out for Chef Roy’s signature soya sauce foam, typically served with toro! Also on the uni menu is a Small Sea Urchin Rice Bowl, where Chef Roy stirs fresh uni into hot rice, then tops it with ikura and wasabi.

Address: 1 Tras Link, #01-06, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:45am to 2:45pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Ryo Sushi is not a halal-certified restaurant

17. ishi

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Lunch at ishi starts from a wallet-friendly $78++—the Ulala set comprises seven pieces of sushi, an ikura don, starter, soup, and dessert. You do, however, have the option to upgrade your ikura don to a Special Rice Bowl (+$40++), topped with kani, negitoro, uni, and ikura.

On the splurge end of things, the Botan set would set you back $120++, while the full Omakase is priced at $195++. This includes a seasonal appetiser and Wagyu beef, while the ikura don is further zhnged-up with uni. Upgrading to the Special Rice Bowl is $30++ in this case. If you’re feeling fancy, their Toro Roll ($65++) stars a trio of otoro, chutoro, and negitoro.

Address: 1 Nanson Road, #02-06, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9829 8239
ishi is not a halal-certified restaurant

18. Sushi Yujo

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Only several months old, Sushi Yujo is helmed by Chef Desmond Fong, who before this headed the team at Sushi Jin. Sushi Yujo doesn’t claim to be a classic omakase restaurant; rather, they describe themselves as “modern” and “unconventional”.

Come at lunch for Rikai ($98++), a value-worthy set with five kinds each of sashimi and sushi, as well as two cooked dishes. At $198++, Shinrai includes a Yujo Wagyu or Toro Don, both of which are rice bowls with glazed foie gras, shaved truffle, caviar, onsen egg, and truffle sauce. The beef here is A5 Wagyu, while the toro comes lightly torched—the tuna bowl has uni as well. Each bowl is $98++ as a standalone set.

Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, #02-26, Amara Hotel, Singapore 088539
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8877 8831
Sushi Yujo is not a halal-certified restaurant

Splurge ($100 to $200)

19. Sushi Kimura

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Enter one Michelin-starred Sushi Kimura, and you can’t miss the hinoki counter, carved from a 150-year-old tree. This sushiya is fronted by chef-owner Tomoo Kimura, who uses organic rice from a specific farm in Yamagata Prefecture in Japan, cooked in Hokkaido spring water, in all his sushi. A particular condition of dining here is that diners are not permitted to wear fragrances into the restaurant, as it affects one’s appreciation of the cuisine.

There are three menus here: Hagi ($180++), Raku ($250++), and Rikyu ($450++). Courses you can look forward to include Yuba & Ikura with Dashi Jelly, the seasonal chawanmushi, and Chef Kimura’s decadent rice bowl, mixed with copious amounts of uni and egg, and topped with ikura. With higher-tier menus, you’ll get additional dollops of negitoro or other seafood.

Address: 390 Orchard Road, #01-07, Palais Rennaissance, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:30pm to 3pm, 7pm to 10pm
Tel: 6734 3520/8428 0073
Sushi Kimura is not a halal-certified restaurant

20. Ushidoki Wagyu Kaiseki

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Another Tanjong Pagar gem is Ushidoki Wagyu Kaiseki—as the name suggests, they specialise in Wagyu beef. Their tongue-to-tail Wagyu concept showcases Ozaki beef from Miyazaki in Japan: the only Wagyu beef marketed under its farmer’s name.

The Lunch Course at Ushidoki is priced at $120++, but this won’t get you the full tongue-to-tail experience. Nonetheless, Ozaki beef features in five of the seven courses, including the “Rosanjin” Style Ozaki Beef Sukiyaki with Soft-boiled Egg and Truffle. The Ozaki Beef Course ($300++) is a full 10-course experience, including premium and secondary cuts of beef; if you want seafood on top of that, the Omakase Course goes for $400++ or $450++.

Address: 57 Tras Street, #01-01, Singapore 078996
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6221 6379
Ushidoki Wagyu Kaiseki is not a halal-certified restaurant

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21. Wagyu Jin

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When the Les Amis group opens a Wagyu-centric, omakase-only restaurant, it’s more probable than not that it’ll be good. That restaurant is Wagyu Jin, which only opened its doors last year with four menus: Discovery ($128++), Executive ($168++), Special ($288++), and Premium ($338++). The first two are lunch-only, and the others are dinner menus.

All the sets have the same chawanmushi dish that’s got both truffle and bone marrow; you’ll be served a ribeye sushi in all menus except Premium. Neither of the lunch sets comes with Sando ($45++), where A5 Omi beef chateaubriand is seared and plated in a sandwich, a la Wagyumafia. It costs a pretty penny, but we hear it’s so worth it.

Address: 1 Scotts Road, #02-12, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8940 0741
Wagyu Jin is not a halal-certified restaurant

22. Ginza Sushi Ichi

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The sushi counter at Ginza Sushi Ichi is a showstopper—it was formerly a 300-year-old cypress tree. This one Michelin-starred sushiya specialises in Edomae-style sushi, and is a branch of the original eatery in Tokyo.

At lunch, you can choose from Tsubaki ($120++), Botan ($170++), and Lunch Omakase ($260++). The first comes with 10 pieces of nigiri sushi but no sashimi course; Botan includes sashimi and a dish, as well as eight pieces of sushi.

Address: 320 Orchard Road, #01-04, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sun 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6235 5514
Ginza Sushi Ichi is not a halal-certified restaurant

23. Ashino

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Ashino is yet another Edomaezushi specialist, led by chef-owner Taku Ashino. At Ashino, they use a blend of two kinds of rice, cooked in an iron kettle with water imported from Mount Fuji. All, if not most, of the fish you’ll eat here have undergone curing using different methods to various degrees, though the flavour of this fermentation might not be for everyone.

Lunch courses here start from $180++, which comes with grilled fish, sashimi, 10 pieces of sushi, hand roll, soup, and dessert. It builds up to $220++, $275++, and $400++, where you’ll be served seven appetisers and 13 pieces of sushi. You’ll find that Chef Taku often hands diners the sushi directly, rather than placing it on the plate.

Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-23 Chijmes, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 9:30pm, Sun 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6684 4567
Ashino is not a halal-certified restaurant

24. Mizuki

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The only tempura restaurant on this list is Mizuki, in Takashimaya Shopping Centre. They offer both sushi and tempura menus, but it’s the tempura that you should go for here.

The Nadeshiko ($150++) menu at lunch is a six-course affair, with seasonal cooked dishes, seven pieces of tempura, a kakiage-don, soup, and dessert. One step up is the lunch-only Botan ($280++) set, with 10 pieces of tempura, kakiage with your choice of rice or soba, and Japanese fruit to end the meal. Pro tip: get the Nadeshiko, then top it up with extra tempura of your choice from the a la carte menu. The Uni Hotate ($20++), Anago ($20++), and fish tempura are worth the order.

Address: 391 Orchard Road, #05-32, Ngee Ann City Podium Block, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6734 6308
Mizuki is not a halal-certified restaurant

25. Rakuya

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Jap joint Rakuya brings Easties an omakase experience right on their doorsteps. There are two omakase experiences on the menu: Tsuki ($118++) and Hoshi ($158++). The first of these is a seven-course deal with which you’ll get the usual sashimi, hot dish, carbs, meat, and dessert, while the more expensive set comes with premium sashimi, five pieces of sushi, and uni rice.

The menu changes seasonally, with specials including sawa kani, AKA deep-fried Japanese freshwater crab as the hot dish. You can also top up $22++ to upgrade your beef on the Tsuki menu to 80g of A5 Wagyu.

Address: 89 East Coast Road, Singapore 428790
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 9189 6459
Rakuya is not a halal-certified restaurant

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26. Teppei Japanese Restaurant

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Teppei Japanese Restaurant is one of two omakase spots in Orchid Hotel, the other being Ryo Sushi. Here, they only do dinner omakase, and you’ll have to keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out when they release the slots for booking, and for last-minute seats.

At the point of writing, their current Kyoto-themed set is priced at $120++, while the upcoming September release will cost $100++ per diner.

Address: 1 Tras Link, #01-18, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:45am to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm Sat 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 8831 5185
Teppei Japanese Restaurant is not a halal-certified restaurant

Extra Splurge (>$200)

27. Hamamoto

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Before he opened his eponymous restaurant, Chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto was the face of Ki-Sho. Just last month, he won himself a Michelin star for Hamamoto, less than a year since the restaurant opened last October. Dining at Hamamoto is an experience—from the custom ceramic lacquerware to his very own house sake, hamamoto 7, which Chef Kazuhiro had a hand in creating—every element is specially designed for a harmonious meal.

There’s only one seating at each lunch and dinner session, so reservations are notoriously difficult to secure. The Sushi Experience ($280++) is the only option at lunch, simply comprising a seasonal appetiser, dish, selection of nigiri sushi, and dessert.

Choose from the Hamamoto Experience ($425++) or Fancy Omakase ($550++) at dinner; since you’re holding this golden ticket, just go straight for the Fancy. The Ise Ebi Sashimi & Seasonal Uni with Kaluga Caviar and Signature Crispy Unagi are unforgettable.

Address: 58 Tras Street, Singapore 078997
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 9672 7110
Hamamoto is not a halal-certified restaurant

28. Sushi Masaaki

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There are only 12 seats in Sushi Masaaki, around a Hinoki wood counter crafted from yet another centuries-old tree. Then, there’s the pink Gucci wallpaper with its dancing cranes and lounge areas for pre- and post-meal chilling. If the dark, brooding space of Hamamoto doesn’t sit well with you, Sushi Masaaki boasts a brighter, more mood-lifting ambience.

The Yui lunch menu here is priced at $220++ and comes with sashimi, sushi, hand roll, and a rice bowl. One level up is Sakae ($280++), which has an additional hot dish. The Miyabi ($280++) at dinner replaces the sashimi and hot dish with a grilled one; the most expensive is Ren ($380++), where you get the sashimi, hot dish, and grilled dish. Chef Masaaki’s star dish is definitely the ultra-luxe Uni Cake, topped with caviar.

Address: 26 Beach Road, B1-17, South Beach, Singapore 189768
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6388 1555
Sushi Masaaki is not a halal-certified restaurant

29. Esora

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Modern Japanese Kappo restaurant Esora saw a change in leadership earlier this year. It’s now led by Head Chef Takeshi Araki, previously from Tokyo’s three Michelin-starred Nihonryori RyuGin. The other half of this powerhouse duo is Chef de Cuisine Noboru Shimohigashi, who was with three-starred Odette before this.

Lunch is only available on Thursdays—a nine-course meal priced at $298++. Dinners are 10 courses, charged at $338++. Each season sees Esora’s signature Monaka with a different centre, and a Hassun platter designed to showcase the best of that time. Complete your meal with sake, wine, or tea pairing, the last of which is the first of its kind in Singapore.

Address: 15 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238964
Opening hours: Wed 6pm to 10:30pm, Thurs 12pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sun 5:30pm to 10:30pm 
Tel: 8533 7528
Esora is not a halal-certified restaurant

30. Shoukouwa

shoukouwaImage credit: @amymokk

Singapore’s highest-starred Japanese restaurant is Shoukouwa—the Edomaezushi restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars at 2022’s award gala. The seafood served here is air-flown in daily from Toyosu Market in Tokyo, and the sushi rice is a blend of two, mixed to a precise ratio.

Miyabi ($320++) is the lower-priced of two lunch menus, if you’re up for a splurge, Hana, which is also available at dinner, is priced at $480++ a diner. Both are six-course meals. The top-of-the-line experience is En ($650++), which includes a Chef’s Special dish.

Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02A One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12:30pm to 3pm, 6pm to late, Sun 6pm to late
Tel: 6423 9939
Shoukouwa is not a halal-certified restaurant

Where to go for omakase in Singapore

Celebrate your next special occasion or date night with an omakase meal! No matter your budget, there’s an omakase restaurant in Singapore that’ll fit the bill. Otherwise, head to Don Don Donki for the most popular DDDK desserts, or check out our must-tries at Japanese bakery Asanoya Boulangerie.

Feature image adapted from @iris.nihao, @thefoodchapter, @edmundhofotografie, @tamagosushiiiii, @thechubbydoc

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